Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Over Memorial weekend, we kicked off the summer by going camping.  We headed out to the Deam Wilderness where we chose to hike the Peninsula Trail 5 miles in to this beautiful spot on the lake.  Now I've never been much of a hard core camper, so this was an adventure for me!
Here we go!

Peninsula Trail

5 miles later... Lake Monroe!

our campsite

our view:)

aw yeah...

watching the sunset

s'more time!

Good night:)

And good morning, view.

OK, so let me explain. I promise I am not one of those people that wears socks with sandles. But smart me had obviously not broken in my shoes enough to hike that far with a pack, and I got a couple of blisters on my way in. So I promise this was an embarassing necessity! hehe

Had to skip a couple more rocks on the lake before we left.  Hank is like this secret expert rock skipper.

On our way back

Beautiful hike. We didn't run into any other hikers on the trails, which double as horse trails.  So if you're ever in Bloomington and wanting to hike or camp, I definitely recommend the Deam Wilderness area.

A special thanks to my cowboy, the ultimate trail guide:)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I have a group of best friends from college, and we call ourselves GSA.  We didn't go to a college with greek life, so we kind of made up our own sorority.  I will never forget that initiation...I'd tell you about it, but then I'd have to de-friend you or something;)  We have a reunion every year, and it is something I literally look forward to all year.  See, these are friends who have been with me through thick and thin.  They prayed with me in college during rough times, they called and sent care packages to me when I was in Africa, they stood by me and supported me on my wedding day...  We've lived together, worked together, traveled and studied the Bible together...  I have learned so much from them.  I mean, I didn't even know I had weird curly hair until L pointed it out and showed me how to control my friz;)hehe  They are true sisters in Christ.  Now several of them have growing families, and each year during the reunion we get to meet the newest members.  Here are some pictures from this year's reunion:
 Introducing the newest two members:)

Thank y'all so much for an awesome reunion!

This year two of our friends were unable to make it, so here is a picture of all 8 of us:)

See last year's reunion.  1 Samuel 20:42 "Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord."